A Short Study of 1st Peter 5:5

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”
(I Peter 5:5)

Pride is a groundless thing.

We have reasons for almost everything, but we have no reason to be proud.

Pride should be unnatural to us, for we have nothing to be proud of.

Our CREATION ought to humble us, for we are frail creatures who are here today and gone tomorrow.

Our IGNORACNE should be sufficient to lay us low. We spend a lifetime trying to learn a few things in part; then in old age, we can’t remember where we left our glasses.

Our SINS should lay us in the dust, for it would be embarrassing for the most trusted friend to view our hearts.

Our BLESSINGS ought to humble us; for the more we have, the more we are in debt to God who makes us to differ. A great debtor has no cause for pride.

Certainly a believer has no cause for pride, for our SALVATION is all of grace!

Mephibosheth accurately summed up our confession, “What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?” (2 Kings 8:13).

Let us pray to be delivered from pride, for it is such a subtle enemy that only the Lord can deliver us; but we MUST be delivered, “Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” (James 4:6).

By Henry Mahan

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